Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

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The History of the Seattle Mariners, Part 1

A friend turned me onto this six-part documentary on YouTube documenting the history of the Seattle Mariners. I nearly completely binged it on my flight home yesterday. I'm not declaring myself a Mariners fan (my wife and her family would not be happy) but I certainly appreciate the team a great deal more with this history.

5/9/2023 9:33 am | | Tags: baseball, seattle, seattle mariners

The James Webb Space Telescope Reveals Fomalhaut's Disk In Unprecedented Detail

The latest jaw dropping space view courtesy of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Fomalhaut, a bright, young star 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, illuminates a disk of planet-forming debris. Such debris disks contain clues about exoplanets and even smaller bodies that would otherwise remain hidden.


Previously, Hubble, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and other telescopes have shown a far-out debris ring surrounding Fomalhaut that’s akin to the Kuiper Belt in our solar system. Analysis of the system’s brightness at different wavelengths had also suggested the presence of a dusty inner disk. Now, the new JWST images reveal unprecedented detail, including a new belt inside the first, an extended inner disk, and a gap between the two. They also show what might be a dust cloud in the outer, previously detected ring.

5/9/2023 10:02 am | | Tags: space, nasa, astronomy

Australia vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

No word on the future impacts on the John Oliver Koala Chlamydia ward.

5/9/2023 11:45 am | | Tags: australia, koala bears, chlamydia

I haven't played much pretty chess lately. And in fact, this checkmate came after missing another forced line. But I did appreciate the aesthetics of this one.

5/9/2023 6:03 pm | | Tags: chess, lichess, checkmate

Automated Archives for May, 9th 2023

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Chess For the Day

Record: 6-0-8
Net Elo Change: -14

Games Played

5/9/2023 10:45 pm | | Tags: automated, chess
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